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Wordnet 3.0

VERB (2)

1. consider carefully and deeply; reflect upon; turn over in one's mind;

2. use or exercise the mind or one's power of reason in order to make inferences, decisions, or arrive at a solution or judgments;
- Example: "I've been thinking all day and getting nowhere"
[syn: think, cogitate, cerebrate]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Cogitate \Cog"i*tate\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Cogitated; p. pr. & vb. n. Cogitating.] [L. cogitatus, p. p. of cogitare to reflect upon, prob. fr. co- + the root of aio I say; hence, prop., to discuss with one's self. Cf. Adage.] To engage in continuous thought; to think. [1913 Webster] He that calleth a thing into his mind, whether by impression or recordation, cogitateth and considereth, and he that employeth the faculty of his fancy also cogitateth. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Cogitate \Cog"i*tate\, v. t. To think over; to plan. [1913 Webster] He . . . is our witness, how we both day and night, revolving in our minds, did cogitate nothing more than how to satisfy the parts of a good pastor. --Foxe. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

cogitate v 1: consider carefully and deeply; reflect upon; turn over in one's mind 2: use or exercise the mind or one's power of reason in order to make inferences, decisions, or arrive at a solution or judgments; "I've been thinking all day and getting nowhere" [syn: think, cogitate, cerebrate]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

18 Moby Thesaurus words for "cogitate": cerebrate, conceive, conceptualize, entertain ideas, excogitate, exercise the mind, form ideas, give thought to, ideate, intellectualize, puzzle out, reason, reason out, sort out, think, think about, think out, think through